About AlbertoNisman.org

AlbertoNisman.org was created to serve as a repository of documents, original material, and analyses associated with Alberto Nisman and the AMIA bombing for the media, the policy community and others researching these issues. In doing so, we honor the legacy of late Argentine Prosecutor Mr. Nisman and his tireless pursuit of justice.

Nisman devoted more than a decade of his life helping to bring justice to the victims of the AMIA bombing through his granular investigation of Argentina’s deadliest terrorist attack. On January 18, 2015, Nisman was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment. Forensic investigators working in the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner initially claimed that he had committed suicide. However the Argentine federal appeals court confirmed in December 2018 and again in June 2019 that Nisman was undoubtedly murdered, and that his death was a ‘direct consequence’ of his criminal complaint filed against then-President Kirchner and other senior officials in the Argentine government for their role in the cover up of the AMIA terrorist attack.

The investigation into who murdered Nisman continues and his work serves as a roadmap for law enforcement and policymakers seeking to understand Iran’s and Hezbollah’s penetration in the Western Hemisphere and beyond.

AlbertoNisman.org is a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

About the Alberto Nisman Award for Courage

The “Alberto Nisman Award for Courage” was established by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) in February 2015 to honor the late prosecutor and recognize those who similarly strive for justice and show exceptional courage in the face of substantial odds. Alberto Nisman spent over a decade investigating the 1994 AMIA bombing and raised both awareness of and questions about Iran’s terrorist networks in Argentina and elsewhere throughout Latin America. Nisman pursued the truth regardless of how contentious or dangerous the answers might be. The FDD Alberto Nisman Award for Courage seeks to commend outstanding individuals who exemplify the traits of courage, bravery and determination that were central to Nisman’s life and work.

2015 recipient

Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau

2016 recipient

U.S. District Court for D.C. Senior Judge Royce C. Lamberth

2018 recipients

FBI Special Agents and Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of New York for their work on the United States v. Atilla—an Iran sanctions-busting case involving the highest levels of the Turkish government.

To read more about the Alberto Nisman Award for Courage,
please see the Foundation for Defense of Democracies press release.